Engineering - Mechanical HCUC Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

This one-year course is for those who are seeking employment at technician or engineer level in Mechanical Engineering environment.

Course details


In this one year course, students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the engineering sector by studying level 4 units. The Level-4 HNC course has 6 mandatory units out of which four are core units including one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment and two are specialist units. In addition to mandatory units, there are two additional specialist units. All units in HNC are 15 credit units. Core Units (Mandatory)

Engineering Design (Yearly)

Engineering Maths (Yearly)

Engineering Science (Semester 1)

Managing a Professional Engineering Project (Pearson-set) (Yearly) Specialist Units (Mandatory)

Mechanical Principles (Semester 2)

Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines (Semester 2) Additional Specialist Units

Fluid Mechanics (Semester 1)

Materials, Properties and Testing (Yearly)
Study Methods
Mix of theory by lectures/teaching (70%), practical demonstrations/workshops (25%), tutorials/virtual learning environments (2%), guest speakers and field trips (3%) with 15 contact hours per week over 32 weeks during academic year. Student are expected to complete approximately 90 hours per unit for each 15 credit unit of independent study (i.e. on research and completing assignments) and unsupervised form of learning (e.g. e-learning, e-assessment, coursework, work-based learning, etc.).

Assessment method

Assessment is through a series of time-constrained written assignments which involve design projects, practical, simulation, posters, logbooks and presentations and tests (10%).

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code H300
Institution code U95
Campus name Uxbridge Campus
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

For more information, see our web page link here: https://www.hcuc.ac.uk/international

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level C One A Level either in maths, physics or engineering with grade C or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP Subject required: Mechanical Engineering plus the unit: Maths for Engineering Technicians at grade merit or above
GCSE/National 4/National 5 You should have GCSEs grade A*-C (grade 9 - 4) in English, maths and science or equivalent,
plus you will take a college test in maths and general science/engineering.

International equivalent accepted (UK NARIC equivalent qualification).

Additional entry requirements


You will take a college test in maths and general science/engineering.

English language requirements

You should have GCSEs grade A*-C (grade 9 - 4) in English, maths and science or equivalent. All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £5,468 Year 1
EU £5,468 Year 1
International £7,014 Year 1
England £5,468 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,468 Year 1
Scotland £5,468 Year 1
Wales £5,468 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees quoted are for home and overseas students for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, materials, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration.

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